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I saw a pilot, Don Eccker, post on the VansAirforce.net about a jack point he developed. These solve a problem of when you need to change a flat tire how to jack the RV-8 up to do this. There have been several ideas and solutions but I really liked his approach. So I ordered a set and was very pleased at the speed at which he shipped and the quality of work. I carefully jacked up the gear leg so that I could get the wheels off and remove the axel.
I had ordered new longer axel bolts to accommodate the jack point plate and put them in place. The idea is that these plates stay in position and a “arm” is removable and placed in position when needed to jack the plane.
You can use any type of jack to capture the arm and lift. Well done Don!